Incredibly stupid and silly sci-fi flick about a dorky young man who starts to investigate UFO's and then hears strange noises coming from a local lake where it was reported decades earlier that a spaceship crashed.
December 15, 2018 Subject:
This is One of the Greatest Art Films Ever Made on the Subject
First off, though, it portrays ACCURATELY a real life investigation of UFOs where "nothing ever happens" to quote most of the reviewers here.
Mostly, nothing DOES happen. Apart from interviews with witnesses, watching lights fly by in a night sky and waiting to spot something one cannot identify.
That has only happened to me ONCE in 50 years of investigating these sightings and I learned later it had been a drug induced hallucination...a soon to be former friend and associate has slipped some LSD into my Coca-Cola. Not that I minded the LSD so much but I was quite serious about having clarity during investigations.
I never made it about "finding UFOs". My goal was always to "find what was to be found" even if that turned out to be nothing,
The same applies to ghost hunting, by the way, Nothing happens. A LOT.
This film was also inspired by a famous Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Concert when they sat on stage for about two hours with their backs to the audience and did nothing.
The range of emotions one feels during a non-event is the event. Thank the film-maker/performance artist for putting you in closer touch with the "real you".
Not as sweet, kind, and easy going as you thought you were...are you?
January 24, 2014 Subject:
I love just about anything 70's, and this movie has a definite 70's feel to it.
Slow-moving parts exist, but when it gets weird you just draw into it. Drive-in classic.
September 26, 2013 Subject:
Bad Bad Movie
Could not finish it. It looks like some ones home movie. Plus it was the ugly times of the 70s.
January 27, 2013 Subject:
THE STAR OF THIS MOVIE APPEARS 32 MINUTES IN
If you happen to be in the company of someone who you don't partically like (ex girlfriend etc) and you'd like them to leave, tell them you really want to watch "UFO: Target Earth", put it on and focus most of your attention the flick. The person will definitely get the point and up and leave in NO TIME.
The movie sets the boredom pace early with long rambling interviews before we even meet the "characters". This flick's star (and by star I mean someone who has been apart of more than one movie) appears on screen for a good half minute about 32 minutes into the picture. The star is the boom mic and it is just stealing the scene of that interview on the old ladies porch. That's the highlight. Maybe you can get into the lowfi special effects in the end too.
2 stars, BOTH for the boom mic. My hero
August 19, 2011 Subject:
To quote the main character from minute 40:30, "Nothing is going to happen." Yeah that should have been the tag line from the film.
Somehow I can picture the filmmaker alone at home in his basement the lights turned off, watching and rewatching these scenes and really thinking he had a great film on his hands. Also I think he may have been stoned. Probably not as bad as some of the reviews I have seen make it out to be but pretty boring. If you like movies where things happen this is not the film for you. 2 stars for the B movie nature but can't muster up even a better B movie rating than that. Probably too dull for MST3K even and they managed to riff The Creeping Terror.
January 2, 2011 Subject:
Turn back! Turn Back NOW!!
Yeah. This one really stunk. The few nice things I could try to say would be dwarfed by enormity of it's crappiness. Time better spent in a dentist's chair. The first one star review I have ever given.